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companies that are part of a share economy, get more people involved in the economy in general, and creating ideas about how people can participate. we came across a very great idea that as we go through more exercises in our disaster preparedness, ann and her staff have been great at that. in fact, the last one i kind of had fun in, how do we feed 10,000 people in the middle of the tenderloin in a major erredthtion quake disaster. we walked through that. we saw how meals are served. we tried to do it in the proper way. ~ earthquake we know we're going to need a lot of help. the main message that we wanted to have was after a disaster hits, we want the message to be out before disaster, during a disaster, and right after, that we welcome everybody to participate in our recovery. and the best way to recover quickly and faster is we engage everybody immediately about how we can help and assist each other. and that's partly a philosophy of the sharing economy as well. and whether it's a need for space, people need to have space as they did in the aftermath of hurricane sandy, or now in oklahoma
at the economy at large this commission has seen a last year increase in the activity. we've seen employment is up and property values are up the economy is much better than it was when the deferral fees were started. now are the deferrals still needed for it's hard to argue that the program then is needed like it was then. it's still an important thing in our tool kit if the economy would go south. there's no harm in providing industry and housing. in fact, once there was an initially period where the fees were being deferred and we are were not collecting any impact fees but the initial years are past and we have a regular stream of funding and the hard part of the program has been over. the case bruce before you said if the program were to say used we recommend are modifications standardizing the down payment it's 15 percent in parts of the city and 20 percent in others. we would recommend eliminating the seed fund. we learned that the down payment helps with the initial planning on the one hand on how we spend on infrastructure but the seed program is not as effective. and lastly we reco
be a better place for everyone to live, work, visit, and do business. today, san francisco's economy is recovering. our unemployment rate has dropped from 9.6 percent when i first came into office in 2011, to an astonishing 5.4 percent today. [ applause ] we put san franciscans back to work and gave them back the dignity of a paycheck so that they could support their families. but it is still not good enough. and i will remain focused on making sure that no one is left behind. that is why we created programs like tech sf to insure that our long term unploid and youth have access to education, training, and job placement assistance. we have already trained and packed scores of people in technology jobs and the first graduation is this june. last summer, i proudly joined mayor pelosi to take up president obama's challenge of taking up summer jobs for activities for at risk youth and we surpassed our own goal, we got 5,201 summer jobs for kids last summer. the summer jobs plus program and now thanks to another great partnership with the united way this summer. we are working even harder
as the city that supports labor. we are so dependent on our tourism economy but we don't want to show labor strife to visitors when they come here; that is counterproductive to all that we want to accomplish so i hope the message has been sent that we are pleased that metro did well and getting such high marks; we hope that these issues can be worked out and resolve as we go through the negotiations moving forward. >> i think we want to say what commissioner adams already said, the port commission is not the place to resolve these issues, we are not stakeholders and that. we hope that that will be the case, would not see that -- we are not in a position to judge as to what the term should be but we do expect that you will tell us how you can resolve these issues the two parties going forward. all those in favor? aye. resolution number 1325 has been approved. thank you. >> item 12, new business. >> commissioners i have an item from commissioner brandon on the youth employment coming back from an earlier discussion. any other items a request? >> small one. i want to convey a message
have to be part of it, too. every penny of it will be counted too. we work so hard and your economy is going up yet saucer salaries are also the same. we want to be separate and one because we've been part of it that making this money come back to us. 7 .9 is the money we've been working for. just like the committee the majority of people are losing jobs and go losing family because the money and economy is helping us now. so hopefully, this will be considered and you will see to that it the middle class people can get what we deserve (clapping) >> >> hi i'm shawn
we opened, which was a spectacular opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly. i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and
better engage the outcome. we've had cranes everywhere we don't know if it's at the economy. i'm not sure but the best way through feedback or the survey for developers when they apply for the program would be useful. 98 percent sounds like it's high. i think it would be useful to have that information it would be hard for people to support it if the future >> as you know the program is ending shortly maybe this is a little bit lost but our staff implementation staff is working hard to project the incoming projects. this come from the data from the pipeline and when we'll get the fund and their matching that with granting and other implementation work. in large work we're doing the forecasting and making sure we have the projects on the ground >> does this money get leveraged to do the other sources or. >> commissioner. >> ms. rogers i don't know
with our portfolio. i think while our economy is increasing and we love that. we have very low unemployment rate. i think everyone involved in the workforce are those who have e lowest skills are trooil to beef them up. so that degree we've been doing a lot of pirndz trying to figure out how to leverage individuals with lower skilled and a education opportunity that move that skill set as quickly as you can given that the market moves very rapidly. whether it is ged support programs particle individuals that don't have that high school diploma and move them into one year certificate program and on to 2 and 4 year later. i wanted to reiterate that i think the community based groups are critical as partners >> we had the america's cup for the first 3 days of september and the america's kidnap final events. in the time since early april i think the two the broadly our plans remain the same the two events we're working closely with is reacting to the boston marathon how we're going to manage this huge font based on the events there. there are subsequent announcement theirs not going to be st
everybody here and that allow us to recover our economy, and everything because it's so interdependent. >> so that is a difficult goal but i think we can achieve it over the long time so thank you very much for hosting us and hosting this great exhibit, and thank you very much for joining
coming to our desk the economy is growing so one the initiatives is to reduce that. we have peer internships. we have partnerships and we have some perspires with some of the nonprofit. and hopefully, they will become apprentices and journey man. the process of relishlt and the responsibility to private property owners who have done quite a bit of work around identifying trees and one of our initiatives is to transfer 3 thousand trees that are ready to go with a little bit of tree work. >> also within the department we've made it a priority to make sure that our staff takes advantage of training opportunities. and they're able to do their jobs better. and finally we're implementing an i t system to respond to service requests to monitor performs and allocate resources efficiently. we use that data to inform us how to do better and geter c.m.s. up and running and collecting first but using a lot of that data to help allocate our resources effectively >> so you're just skipping over the slide because we're running over here. >> just the overview. you can see 76 percent of our wo
less back to the local economy. does it make sense to a strong street to reward the change that let a space sit empty for four years? since the last time that we had this fight? so they have been leasing it for four years. and pet food express has sat on the lease four years while waiting for back door support to get approval for the space. do we reward the pet food express for coming back four years later after the neighborhood spoke up so strongly supporting its local merchants? >> and in 2009, marina community association voted to remain neutral, regarding pet food express. and we are very proud to say, that in october of 2012, the mta voted to support the cat nip and bones in the animal connection. the sca also offered to assist the landlord of 24, 60 lombard street to find a suitable ten ate. >> and also in 2009. the association voted to support us and just recently in may of 2013, they voted to support us once again. if people want to shop at pet food express there is just just up the hill and it has parking. small neighborhood businesses bring character and heart to this uniq
of a project that's a long-time in coming, important not only to the local economy, but the delivery of health services to the residents ~ and to people in the region. san francisco i think is blessed with a very balanced delivery of health care services through a public structure of our own hospitals, the ucsf system and group of private nonprofit hospitals that really make us a destination for medical care that we benefit as residents of san francisco. clearly public safety requires new hospitals to be built up to current standard and we appreciate the fact that the city appears on the verge of approving an extensive group of pieces of legislation necessary to see this happen. as a long time in coming, we look forward to the next five years of construction and the opening of world class facilities both at st. luke's and on van ness avenue. thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. lazarus. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. michael mckenna with electrical workers local 6 san francisco. and i also want to thank president chiu and supervisor campos and farrell and dr. bronner and lou girardo for al
overcrowding on transit and saves the city money and improves the economy and these are benefits that we must extend to the full diversety over the coming years, the good news is that opening up the bicycling the cheapest ways. and but not free. the mayor of london as you may have heard is investing $1.5 billion, over the next ten year. >> in san francisco we are asking you not for $1.5, but we are asking for funding for the bicycle far beyond what you are spending at 0.46 percent of your budget, this is a shockingly low number. >> choosing to invest in bicycling is not a new separate burden, it is an essential way to address all of the goals particularly making muni faster and direct the staff to pursue the build out scenario today. >> thank you. >> paul galligar. followed by herbert winer. >> good afternoon, i live in knob hill and i moved here in november and if i could just provide a little antidote, or example for what kit was saying. first week i was here i sold my car, bought a bike, and that is how i have been getting around since. and while i think that san francisco is a great plac
because of the change in the economy that passed on a 7-1 vote or 6-1 vote at the planning commission just this past week and is being sent to the board. i fully expect the board will uphold that and i guess as we have all said if we need it, we can go back to it at some future time when the economy needs the stimulus. that action has taken place and i think that's about everything. thank you. >> to the chair, my question was how many awnings do we think are eligible in applying for these in periods in which we wave fees? >> i don't know. i can get back to you on that. >> i just want for us to know that as we look at that for next year supporting it. >> commissioner mar? >> on the awnings, we also, i think this year waved the fee citywide. it would be good to know, even the 3 that came in which district they were in so we can go back to the supervisor to say at least in this neighborhood there was a couple of merchants that took advantage of it and it would be better to do community outreach. >> it would be better. yes. >> i was wondering if you can tell us a little bit more about the pu
off the community development fees. this plan was implemented during the lowest part in the economy and we have more construction than ever so the current policy that exempts our developers or those fees that policy should be reversed and we will have continued input into the funds to support these services. thanks for your time. please support the arts whenever possible in your budgeting decisions today. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i am gabriel and speaking on advocate for more work force development system with folks with barriers of employment and support the providers including jbs, self help for the elderly and many other groups. we appreciate your efforts of the mayor and rhonda simpsons and requesting these funds for development so folks can maintain employment in san francisco. it's critical to fund these programs to enhance the economic stability and prosperity of san franciscans so they can compete for the jobs and stay in san francisco. metaas you know is a community based local economic development agency. it's located in the mission district of san francisco for
disparities. especially with the great growth in our economy i'm happy to see and the neighborhoods can find relief as we're seeking great opportunity for housing and employment we're making the wealth appropriate. that's the idea behind it and so supervisor avalos. on number 3 the receipts that you have identified. what are the perimeters we're asking to be identified >> in the course of the departments work and that won't be for all departments but perhaps like the department of children and families they've gown to throw a process of allocating funding for after school programming. perhaps they can identify other gaps they'd like to aid or the modes they want address period our department of public health isn't a large department but if they've identified a great need perhaps there's a great need around health you services for african-american families with young families children. perhaps they can have more help there. i think it's important we get that opportunity to discuss that especially during the budget of report is the real one where we can match identified issues vs. where our s
and economic plan. in addition to the safety and economy measure along broadway, the left turn capacity at van ness onto broadway and the development of alternative routines or modes to accommodate travel demand. i also hope there will be coordination with golden gate transit and adding additional service. my staff and i are very interested in seeing this moving forward to test some pilots of these ideas. i know supervisor ferrel has interest in looking also at some of the impacts of what we are talking about on lombardy street and i have hope that my office can work with the ta staff to get this moving forward. >> you have inspired me with your comments about going to oakland earlier. i think going forward my suggestion let's recess every ta meeting to see steven curry as much as possible. i think a lot of men and women would appreciate that. >> thank you for your comments. >> can we go on to public comment? any member of the public would like to comment on what we should be doing as a body? >> avalos you said there was going to be a workshop at the ta headquarters at 1455 market 22nd floor
for a cost of living. i remember years of being happy i had a job when the budget was past. now the economy and the city is doing better and it's time if give back to the nonprofit workers who sacrificed so much during the recession and bring nonprofits back to the funding they enjoyed before the cuts and build increases into contracts so the valuable organizations can keep up with the rising cost of living in san francisco. we've done it for profit contracts. they have the contract price escalation built in and why don't nonprofits get that? we can't have a double standing and you admit that my colleagues have mentioned and costs and contracts need to go up. why isn't it the same for nonprofits? i'm asking for a 4% increase but even that is a low increase. we should be asking for 10 to 15% to make up for the cost of living increases that happened in san francisco during this time to get us back to where we should have been before the recession hit and that we care and respect nonprofit workers and the money is there. i'm not going to go over all the points because they have been made
, the individuals and families that form its human landscape. as we celebrate our economy and marvel at renewed investment and growth let's insure the budget helps those that want to call san francisco their home. please prioritize the following budget items as you move forward. education and youth development. there's no better way to invest in the future. continue to partner with the schools and organizations that seek to nourish and enrich the lives of our young citizens. affordable housing. in order to maintain diversity in san francisco we must retain a stock of homes with mixed incomes and earning less than six figures. as we provide incentives for hi tech and medical research let's go the extra mile to have economic and work force development initiatives to support small businesses in the out lying areas like hunter point and the richmond district and the excessior and let's have safe transit. let's increase this area and we need a vision to have a landscape that encourages healthy safe participation. thank you. >> good afternoon supervisors. my name is anna martinez and the progr
they investment, in this project. and in 19, in 2010, the economy was still bad and it is very difficult to get loan for any department. and now let's go to the agreement. the truth of all of the agreement is not binding, on any subsequent purchaser. number two, if we go to the list of the agreement, it is so to me, it is to me a little bit over reaching, in terms of how you dictate to somebody it is not that you can't say that the building and like that, which i can see can be very object able, you have to do it to make your garage door disappear, and dictating on the basis of privacy from across the street which is a 60 foot wide street to say, you cannot have the window basically that your sil line is at 60 feet high and then instead of allowing planting, and as a way to screen, to provide privacy from across the street, it is a limitation on the size of the only usable open space. the way that it faces actually casts a shadow on that deck and that is one of the reasons that they allow that screen to disappear and just use the planters. so that they can plan to resolve the issue of privacy.
in the economy in a very different way and very important way for the city of san francisco. so, with respect to the pet food express and the donation program which is worthy of praise and opening on lumbard street will not effect that. it could have we, the small pet stores do plenty to drive people to shelters and to rescue groups as well. we can't measure it the same way that we can. we are vital to the health and well-being of this city. to hurt the small business by strengthening the big business is not going to be in the best interest of the city of san francisco. and i think that many stores could tell you that they have felt an impact of the opening on california street that happened after he was denied the opening on lumbard and so this would only further hurt the small business. thanks for the time. >> good evening, president adams and commissioners, thank you for your time and i know that it is a lot of work to be here and we definitely appreciate it. >> and my name is jim moore and i have been project manager for pet food express for about 18 years. and i have been working with sa
our economy by being more flexible to many of the over 80% of the work force that are parents or caregivers. so, i feel like this is an important policy and i'm hoping that the voters of san francisco will support this. i also think that it's a policy that will help us reduce the car trips and advance our city's aggressive clean air policies as well as more people telecommute or try other alternatives and workplaces allow more flexibility in work hours as well. and i just will say that my hope is that this right to request modest and common sense measure is something that starts a trend among many other cities throughout the country and throughout the world as well. so, i thank supervisor chiu and the coalition for bringing this forward. >> thank you, supervisor mar. supervisor breed, you asked to be re-referred. >> yes. today i'm introducing a resolution to create -- help create 98 new units of affordable senior housing in the western addition. the project is rosa parks 2. it will be constructed in the parking lot next to the rosa park senior home located on turk and webster
from the great economy we've created here in san francisco. thank you. >> our final question of the day will be from our district 11 colleague, supervisor john avalos. >> thank you, mr. mayor, thank you for being here. i don't have a haiku for you today, but i do have a question about housing with so many other questions we have. our economic policies have favored one sided development in san francisco people in the city are talking about. while we do see increased economic activity, we see the cost of living is increasing dramatically in this city. we're seeing rents going up, they are sky rocketing. according to rent jungle in san francisco for a one bedroom apartment, it's $2,500 on average. for a two-bedroom apartment it's $3200 on average to afford a two-bedroom apartment. that means if you look at 30% of your income which is general makeup for understanding what should be paid for your rent or for your housing, you have to make $128,000 as a household in order to afford a two-bedroom house. this is actually making it very, very difficult for even professionals to be able to stay i
that there is an economic boom, i don't think it's safe that saying we have a growing economy is enough to address the issue of -- we have a situation where many people in this city, and i see it in my district every day, are no longer able to afford to live in san francisco. we see it in the castro. we see it in district 8 where you have many members of that community, including members of the queer community of the lgbt community, are no longer able to live in san francisco. many of them who are living with hiv and aids. in my district, you have many families of all colors, but many families that can no longer afford to stay in the mission. and while it's important for us to address this issue and deal with the condo conversion proposal that's before us, i don't think that we're doing enough to really deal with the fundamental question of who gets to live in san francisco. and, so, my hope is that irrespective of how this vote goes, that we finally take on this issue as a city. and i'm really glad that the tenants are involved in this, in this effort because we need that involvement to really take that is
the economy is rebounding. we've had millions of dollars more come in than in past years and we need to fully determine the needs and costs of the affordable care act before we can determine that we can afford these kinds of cuts. it is absolutely crucial that these kinds of policy considerations take precedence over budget reductions that might prove not only unnecessary, but extremely unwise. should this board elect not to restore the cuts, we hope that there will be a fully open, strong, public city-wide dialogue as the rfp is being developed. we hope you will remain engaged. i also want to note the invisible budget cut at the last [speaker not understood] cost of doing business increase, and we would like to propose that this dph rfp reverse a city policy no particular reason why nonprofits are not allowed to put escalators into [speaker not understood] contracts. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >>> hi, good afternoon, jennifer freed enback, director of the coalition on homelessness. i want to thank you for all of your listening and patiently hearing all the comments from the publi
including the asian art museum, the economy of sciences, the controller's office, da, elections, fine arts museum, fire department, juvenile, the sheriff and that is all. >> okay. colleagues any comments or questions on item eight? mr. rose do your report please. >> yes mr. chairman, members of the committee there is an attachment in our report on page four which identifies the projects. we recommend that you do approve this legislation. >> okay. thank you very much. colleagues any questions for mr. rose? okay. moving right along mr. clerk can you now call item 11. >> item 11 for stabilization reserve for 2013-2014. >> okay the sponsor left the building so we continue this to next thursday so if we could do that at the end of the meeting. could you pleads call item 13. >> item number 13 ordinance amending the administrative code to adjust the office of the medical examiner fees for providing certain documents and services. >> okay. do we have the medical examiner here? hi, how are you? >> good evening. >> good evening. >> yes. the fee that -- if i go forward -- >> please. >> the c
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